Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.